eCommerce Roundup Friday, February 6th

Don’t have time to keep up with all the eCommerce stories every week? We’ve got you covered. Learn more about what’s happening all around you and then go impress your friends with your new knowledge. Here’s what’s going on in the eCommerce world:

How Grabble is Changing the Face of eCommerce

Is it Tinder? Is it Pinterest? It’s the best of both! Being introduced in the U.S. later this year, Grabble lets you swipe left if you hate it or right if you love it on all sorts of clothing items. After you swipe an item right, you can find it on a customized board where you can purchase it directly from the app.

Staples’ Bid for Office Depot Creates a $15 Billion Web Merchant

Staples announced a deal to acquire Office Depot that would create a $39 billion company that generates 40 percent of its revenue online. Regulators will discuss whether the competition from online retailers can justify the merger.

What the Rise of Mobile Shopping Means for Retailers

We all know mobile shopping is on the rise, but customers are still apprehensive to make the final purchase on their phone. Whether it’s slow page loading times or security concerns, many consumers will shop a site from their smartphone, then use their PC to buy.

Amazon Reportedly Looking to Buy Hundreds of U.S. Retail Stores

Amazon is reportedly looking to buy 4,000 RadioShack stores across the country. Amazon would use the stores as a way to showcase their products and act as delivery points for online orders.

Ross Ulbricht Found Guilty of Silk Road Conspiracy Charges

A jury found Ross Ulbricht, accused of running an online narcotics empire, guilty of all charges. Ulbricht reportedly was running the Silk Road, an anonymous online marketplace for drugs which hosted more than $100 million in drug transactions. Ulbricht used bitcoin as a form of payment, assuming all transactions were anonymous.

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